Parris to present on China Trip Nov. 16

Kristen Parris, having pursued a variety of international programs focused on China, including a summer program bringing Chinese students to WWU and, most recently, a faculty-led summer course that took 13 students and two faculty from the Gobi Desert to the port of Shanghai, will talk about her experiences and ask others to join a conversation about the benefits and obstacles to creating sustained, mutual and academically sound international exchange programs.

The talk is set for 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in Viking Union Room 552. It is free and open to the public.

Parris is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and was director of Global College China Center at Zhejiang University during the 2001-02 and 2009-10 academic years.

The Center for International Studies sponsors this lecture series so that Western faculty, staff, and students who have had significant international experiences can share the perspectives they have gained with the larger community.

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